Author: Margery Carroll-Rickards

As a single mother of two beautiful girls I hope my experiences can inspire and motivate all you other magical moms out there to win the game of life.  I am twice divorced.  I am independent and I am working hard to put a roof over my own head.

70th Birthday Gifts for Men: Celebrate, imagine & share.

70th birthday gifts for men

70th birthday gifts for men can be kind of hard to choose and kind of easy to get wrong. Most men who are at the 70 mark don’t have a thriving academic career or structured fitness regime to follow. In fact what you will more likely find is a lot of relaxing, reminiscing and hopefully some story telling. More than likely about the old days in an attempt to pass on 70 years of gained wisdom. I remember when my grandfather reached 70 was around about the time he stopped riding his bicycle around the neighborhood and really ramped up his efforts to engage with the grand kids (or anyone who would listen). We learnt more history lessons through his war stories than school could ever attempt to. Perhaps some characters and a few of the actions were not quite as true as grand-dad would like us to believe but […]

Building Toys for Boys: Use these to build their self esteem

building toys for boys

There is something instinctively different about how boys play as opposed to girls at play. This is not a new phenomenon it has been around since human inception. Have a chat with your grandparents or someone from an older generation and you will learn that the construction themed toys that boys played with generations ago are very similar to the more popular ones of today. In saying that though most building toys for boys go down like a lead balloon when offered to most girls for their play; just like hair accessories for girls will get quickly rejected when offered to boys for play. This post is not about why; that is an entire can is worms that I won’t chime into here. This article is more about recognizing what boys like and using them to build on the boys strengths (building! get the pun?) and using it to build […]

Funny Christmas Gifts for Dad: 2018

funny christmas gifts for dad

Hello there. My name is Margery and welcome to the website. If you are here for the first time an even bigger welcome. This article is all about helping you find some funny gifts for Dad. Christmas is just around the corner and I hope we can make it that little big funnier together. My Dad has a brilliant sense of humor which is why I really wanted to buy him a funny gift this year, not a prank gift. Dad has become really sensitive around people making fun of him since the death of his wife so I am going for more of a funny Ha Ha ironic type of gift than a prank gift. Personally I would hate it if someone decided to get a prank joke for me. All those people, Christmas morning, all the laughter, all the pointing, that is not something that my sensitive psyche […]

Christmas Ideas for Men: 2018 Gift worthy of your Dad.

Christmas gift ideas for dad

Good Morning Again. Thanks for coming by, my name is Margery and today I am sharing with you three solid Christmas Ideas for Men: Gifts that keep on giving. I am going to round out the week with another couple of Christmas ideas for men. The holidays are just around the corner and if you are anything like me the freak out for presents has started already. The simplicity of a board, bag and outdoor competition (Cornhole) Cornhole has been around for just about ever and it never gets boring (depending on who you play with of course). I remember my dad made us a set out of an old car bonnet he had lying around (it wasn’t pretty but worked really well). Sometimes it is also known as Ben Bag Toss. For those of you who have never come across it before it is very simple (and very addictive), […]

Best Christmas Gifts for Dad from Daughter

christmas gift for dad from daughter

Howdy shoppers, thanks for clicking through to my post. My name is Margery and I am the proud mother of two beautiful girls. This year I want to do a lot better than last year so I have put a lot of thought into shopping for the best Christmas gift for dad from daughter. Last year I let the girls do their own shopping and they thought their dad a pair of shoes that didn’t fit him. Sure, they were nice shoes, but pretty useless if they don’t fit. It was my daughter’s first foray into the world of online shopping and she didn’t do as well as we had hoped so this year I want to try to do my little bit to make sure that this story won’t get repeated elsewhere. I have scoured the web and done my best to survey everyone I know to come up […]

Best Christmas Gift for Dad! 2018

best christmas gifts for dad

Hello. My name is Margery and I have been moonlighting as a personal shopper for several years now which is why I chose to write a topical article this time for year all about helping you get the Best Christmas Gift for Dad. Unfortunately my Dad pass on several years ago now but I can still remember the stress associated with trying to choose the right gift and then the disappointed afterward when reflecting how poor a job I did. Luckily I still have two father in laws and my boyfriend’s father that I call Dad.  It’s raining Dad’s. The good news is that now we have tens of thousands different online gift choices at our fingertips, just waiting for the right choice to be made. Therein is the hard type. Choice. Remy has set me a mission for this post – two recommendations. By giving you the choice of […]